017 Who?

Ask yourself a question.

I’m asking myself ‘who is listening?’ … the answer seems to be ‘quite a lot of people’ because the last couple of podcasts have clocked up more than 1000 downloads (and rising). I must say thanks again to all the people who have taken part so far. Let’s hope the good ship CP gets to sail on for a little while longer.


You can listen to this week’s podcast here:

You can also download the podcast using this direct link or subscribe to this and future podcasts using our RSS feed:http://feeds.feedburner.com/ContrastPodcast.Playlist:

(00:00) P J Harvey – Who the Fuck?

Tim from the face of today

(02:57) The 5678s – Woo Hoo

FiL from Pogoagogo

(05:16) The Hush Sound – Wine Red

Jamie from squirrelfood.net

(08:24) Baby Dayliner – Whodunnit?

Richard from invisiblelimb.net

(12:36) Ron Grainer – Doctor Who

Matt from Earfarm

(16:27) Corrosion of Conformity – Who’s got the fire?

Chris from Culture Bully

(19:58) Oceansize – Women who love men who love drugs

G11sus4 from Faces for radio

(26:10) Giant Drag – Who’s Crying Now?

Natalie from Mini-Obs

(29:16) The Timelords – Doctorin’ the Tardis

Jamie from The Run Out Groove

(33:18) Pearl Jam – Who You Are

Heather from I am fuel, you are friends

(37:42) Cursive – The game of who needs who the worst

Bethanne from CTASLS

(41:43) Theatre of Hate – The man who bangs the drums

ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(45:00) Oingo Boingo – Who do you want to be today?

Tom from Other people’s toys

(49:00) Jex – Scooby Who

Nuno from Undercover Songs

(52:10) Manic Street Preachers – The girl who wanted to be god

Charles from Heartache with hard work

(56:16) David Fonseca – Who are U?

Simon from You can call me betty

Thanks as usual to all the contributors.

If you like what you have heard make sure you visit the artist’s and contributor’s sites by clicking on their names.

You can also leave a comment about the podcast by clicking here.

Contrast Podcast #18 will have the simple theme (suggested by Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash) of ‘instrumental tracks’ (so any singerless song will do) … however there is a twist … you have to sing your intro … spoken intros will be sent back to you in disgust! To take part send your track and sung intro to tim.young@rhul.ac.uk.

Once we have an hour of music and beautifully sung intros we will stop accepting submissions – keep an eye on the counter at the top right of this page to see if there is still space.

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I’m dancing around in my chair listening to the 5678’s at the moment. Interesting theme—I look forward to seeing what “what” “where” “when” and how “will” bring.

Also great to see, er.. hear, new podcasters on here.

Sung intro for the next one eh? Hee hee. 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what people come up with.

What a leap of faith…SINGING an intro! ARGHHH! I’m barely comfortable talking into the mike!

i can’t WAIT to sing my intro. on a side note, sorry for adding to the so many Doctor Who versions but i kinda enjoyed hearing a few different takes of that song.

well done, everyone, on the song choices that weren’t Dr. Who and also big ups to CoC who happen to be from my hometown.

yes. the singing. it will possibly be the funniest contrast yet. no wimping out people.

i was surprised orbital’s fabulous version of the dw theme wasnt here, but then remembered that its called Doctor? and so doesnt count. arse.

i apologise to those americans that have no idea what doctor who is and are probably very confused…

We get Doctor Who over here, even the new one. Some of us even “get” it!

So you all agree that Tom Baker was the best Dr Who then?? 🙂

jon pertwee. clearly
he did karate, had ruffly shirts, a cool flying car, an a-team style army gang, and fought the master, and had the autons!


on another note, am i the only person earth whose soul dies a tiny little bit every time they hear the 5678s song?

Tom Baker IS The Doctor – absolutely! Though I must admit Ecclestone did a sterling job as well.

Altogether now: Dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum, dum-da-dum. WAAH-WAAAH, WAAAAH-WAAAHHH!!! Doo-doo-doo…

Oops, sorry. Can that count as my sung intro??? ;-P

And Jaime, I’m curious, why do the 5678s cause you soul death? I meant no harm… 🙂


i think it might be to do with the fact that i walked into some hmv store before i heard it, and for the whole 45 minutes i was there, the entire staff of the store kept singing it to each other and laughing like it was the funniest thing on earth, and made me despite it for all time.

Oh dear, a bad first experience. I can understand that. Kind of like a bunch of Python fans (of which I am one) getting together and reciting the parrot sketch loudly and repeatedly in public. I’m surprised it didn’t all end in GBH.

Here in North America the song has been snagged by Vonage, a VoIP provider, for its adverts. But I must admit, I still do love it so. And the 5678s are a blast live!


alked into some hmv store before i heard it, and for the whole 45 minutes i was there, the entire staff of the store kept singing it to each other and laughing like it was the funniest thing on earth, and made me despite it for all time….

Oh my, that sounds like a nightmare for sure.

it was. i still have nightmares about it.

notably, this is the first contrast to feature two versions of the same song, and the first to feature the manics. hooray.

maybe one day we should do a contrast with just different versions of one song, a la bjork’s army of me?

what song it would be i’m not sure about…

Imagine the emails I’d be sending …

“nope .. we’ve had that one .. think of something more obscure ..nobody has submitted a throat singing version yet”

… and yes, that is a hint .. I would like more throat singing in the contrast please … ever since I saw some guys doing live throat singing version of ‘crosstown traffic’ at meltdown last year I’ve been addicted to it!

Oh yeah! I saw some GRRREAT Inuk throat singing at the Vancouver Folk Fest. Definitely more of that would be lovely….

I would have suggested ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart Again,’ but that’s probably too obvious. Anyway, my Old Kentucky Blog published a fairly comprehensive post of cover versions a short while back.


>think of something more obscure…

like…er… a Miss Cat version ?
she does the 5678’s song that way :
mi a ooo ooo ooo ooowwww…

if you like throat singing, you have to see the film Genghis Blues! its absolutely amazing, about a blind american bluesman who learns how to throatsing, travels to Tuva and sings and records with the master of throatsinging, kongar al ondar

wonderful film.

so…if anyone knows how to throatsing, they have to do that for their intro next week.

I thought, last Tuesday, “The Who – Who Are You? Nah, someone’s bound to have sent that in already…” It just goes to show.

Dr Who is probably right at the front of a lot of people’s minds right now, just after series #2 has ended. Great theme though (Ron Grainger holds the honours).

If you’re into throat singing…check out Toby Twinning. He’s got an acapella group and they sorta throw in various non-typical techniques in their repertoire. It definitely sounds cool.

Okay, it’s done. Intro sung and recorded into a $10 mic…oy. LOL.

First time listener, saw a link over at Simon’s Betty. I’m really digging the podcast. I will send something over to you later for the next one if you have space…

.. please do … we are up to about 40 mins of submissions as of wednesday evening (UK time) .. so still a little space for singers!!

I’m planning on submitting a full mini-opera I’ve written specifically for the podcast. It’s 30 seconds to one minute long, and features G4 on lead vocals.


I liked pretty much everything on this week’s ‘cast, so thanks people.

I have some gems for this one…Now I just need some alcoholic beverages and possibly a couple more after that…By that time I should be all set to sing my intro.


I want to hear a mini-opera, Oh-simone. 🙂
Still waiting on someone to offer Tuvian throat singing as an intro.

It seems like a lot of your themes allow people to say something like “I’m embarassed to be listening to this, but…” How about a theme from the reverse. Something like, “I am SO proud of myself for liking this song…” The treasure of someone’s collection. The rare jewels.

Yes, booze sounds like just the ticket. Right, off home to get tanked up, then croon away at the PC.

Actually, secret confession: back in 2001 I won third place in a karaoke concert while floating on the Yangtze River. I suspect the judges took pity on this Foreign Devil…


the last two podcasts helped me smile through the boss getting her boss on. thank you.

Also, great job everyone with the “Who” theme!!! I was quite impressed with all the choices. I applaud. 🙂

Fil, don’t be modest, you kick ass so get out of here with that pity non-sense.

Hopefully, if I close my eyes and put on some headphones blaring some music into my ears I can distract my self-conscious self and just press record. Then just quickly e-mail Tim.


Thanks LovelyBelle, but when you hear the intro, you’ll realise pity is the right word…


I’ve just migated the blog to wordpress .. so I’m testing the comments …. what do you all think??

Sorry I forgot to play with you to find a song with “who”. Maybe another time…

Looks good – I like the contrasting (no pun intended) background on the comments, plus no separate popup window is a plus. I must say I miss seeing everyone’s wee picture, however…


workin’ fine!

looks good tim, but i too miss the gorgeous pictures.

Yeah. Probably the only drawback of moving to wordpress. You’ll thank me when you get podcasts while I’m away on holiday!!

Ah, life is full of trade-offs…

*Contemplates navel*


Love this one too!

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